§ 13. Mr. Montgomery
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he is satisfied with consumer representation on the British Standards Institution's Consumer Standards Advisory Committee.
§ Mr. John Fraser
Representation on the British Standards Institution's Consumer Standards Advisory Committee is a matter for the institution, in accordance with its charter and byelaws.
§ Mr. Montgomery
Is the Electrical Association for Women, which has always been represented on this committee, to be represented on the new body? If not, why not? Why does it appear as though the committee is to be made up of Government-dominated and sponsored bodies? Is that in the interests of the consumer?
§ Mr. Fraser
I do not think that the premise in the second part of the hon. Gentleman's supplementary question is correct. The first part of the supplementary question is a matter for the British Standards Institution and not for me.